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Paganico is a village in the province of Grosseto, in southern Tuscany, central Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Civitella Paganico. It lies in the valley of the Ombrone river, at 66 meters above the sea level. In 2011 it had a population of 961 inhabitants.

Paganico
Corso Fagarè in Paganico
Corso Fagarè in Paganico
Paganico is located in Italy
Paganico
Paganico
Location of Paganico in Italy
Coordinates: 42°55′57″N 11°16′11″E / 42.93250°N 11.26972°E / 42.93250; 11.26972Coordinates: 42°55′57″N 11°16′11″E / 42.93250°N 11.26972°E / 42.93250; 11.26972
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneCivitella Paganico
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total961
Demonym(s)Paganichesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58048
Dialing code(+39) 0564

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HistoryEdit

The town is of medieval origins, as it was founded in the 13th century by the Republic of Siena in a strategical location overlooking the valley towards the Sienese core lands.

Main sightsEdit

Sights include the Church of St Michael Archangel, built in the 13th-14th centuries. It houses a series of 14th-century frescoes (1368), attributed to the Sienese painter Biagio di Goro Ghezzi and his workshop and depicting the Stories of St. Michael, a 15th-century crucifix, and other Renaissance paintings. The town has also a line of medieval walls with several towers and gates.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • (in Italian) Paganico, Civitella Paganico official website.